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finding nice, simple jerseys?(7 posts)

finding nice, simple jerseys?nyedid
Apr 14, 2002 9:45 PM
where can i find nice, clean, simple jerseys from some teams that don't have totally gaudy colors? (i.e., mapei). i know it's silly but i don't really know where to find basic nice looking jerseys.
try thesezooog
Apr 15, 2002 3:28 AM

PI has some really basic shirts available. Check out there site and link from there..or LBS
re: finding nice, simple jerseys?DannyBoy
Apr 15, 2002 5:40 AM
Try for good, well priced simple gear.

I just moved to nz from the uk and had a similar problem!
So...what's wrong with T-shirts? (Plus a suggestion)cory
Apr 15, 2002 7:26 AM
I have to confess, I'm embarrassed to wear a jersey AT ALL--dressing up like a NASCAR Pontiac for a 15-mile training ride is a little too much like putting on pads to play touch football with your kids in the park. Plain old T-shirts work fine for me (plus every once in awhile I get to pass some NASCAR Pontiac who's surprised to get dropped by a geek in a T-shirt). The hot tip, though, are CoolMax T's from They're about $9 apiece, and come in bright orange as well as more fashionable colors.
Apr 15, 2002 8:19 AM
I Did about 40 yesterday in a polo shirt and camping shorts. to me, 'dressing up' to ride doesnt add to the experience.

The pockets in a jersey do come in handy for solo rides of several hours, but thats probably because im a minmalist who doesnt even use a seatpack (gotta put that tube and pump somewhere).
re: finding nice, simple jerseys?granda
Apr 15, 2002 8:06 AM
Everywhere. :)

I saw a Merlin jersey this past weekend and it was just white and blue, not flashy but not too bland either. Then of course there's always the option of getting something like a cannondale jersey that just has a small logo, or a nike dry-fit shirt(what I use) that has just a swoosh or nothing if you get the ACG base layer shirts.
Apr 15, 2002 11:03 AM
Teams, by their very nature, have sponsors. Sponsors pay $$$ to have their logos splashed all over the place. Thus team jerseys are "naturally" on the loud side.

There are all kinds of well made non-team jerseys. The "Simple" by Castelli is one of the best IMHO.